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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a ballooning of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the human body, which extends into the abdomen. If the wall of this blood vessel becomes weakened, it can stretch, "balloon" out and rupture. A rupture, if left untreated, can lead to life-threatening internal bleeding. The exact cause of this condition is unknown. However, it often occurs in older adults, especially males, those with a high cholesterol level, and in smokers. There also tends to be a genetic link to this disorder.
Common SNP in sequence of human genome conferring risk of vascular diseases discovered

Common SNP in sequence of human genome conferring risk of vascular diseases discovered

Ethicon launches OMNEX Surgical synthetic sealant

Ethicon launches OMNEX Surgical synthetic sealant

New study data on distal aortic perfusion for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

New study data on distal aortic perfusion for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

FDA approves Endologix's expanded Powerlink stent graft product line

FDA approves Endologix's expanded Powerlink stent graft product line

Preoperative BB usage to help prevent POMI revealed at Vascular Annual Meeting

Preoperative BB usage to help prevent POMI revealed at Vascular Annual Meeting

New study shows preoperative statin therapy protects patients undergoing elective AAA repair

New study shows preoperative statin therapy protects patients undergoing elective AAA repair

Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource offers information about abdominal aortic aneurysms

Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource offers information about abdominal aortic aneurysms

DNA Medicine Institute awarded Grand Challenges Explorations grant to develop finger scanner for malaria

DNA Medicine Institute awarded Grand Challenges Explorations grant to develop finger scanner for malaria

$2.8 billion U.S. peripheral vascular device market to grow to over $5.3 billion by 2016

$2.8 billion U.S. peripheral vascular device market to grow to over $5.3 billion by 2016

EntreMed adds DF/HCC hospitals to Phase 2 study of ENMD-2076 for platinum resistant ovarian cancer

EntreMed adds DF/HCC hospitals to Phase 2 study of ENMD-2076 for platinum resistant ovarian cancer

SVS publishes first supplement on diversity articles to Journal of Vascular Surgery

SVS publishes first supplement on diversity articles to Journal of Vascular Surgery

First patient enrolled in Endologix percutaneous EVAR pivotal clinical trial

First patient enrolled in Endologix percutaneous EVAR pivotal clinical trial

Brains on Bikes raises funds for brain cancer research and support

Brains on Bikes raises funds for brain cancer research and support

U-M Medical School researchers earn $366M in NIH research funding in fiscal year 2009

U-M Medical School researchers earn $366M in NIH research funding in fiscal year 2009

Cordis commences enrollment in safety trial of INCRAFT stent graft system for AAA

Cordis commences enrollment in safety trial of INCRAFT stent graft system for AAA

Researchers identify major indicator of heart failure and aortic aneurysms

Researchers identify major indicator of heart failure and aortic aneurysms

Endovascular aortic abdominal aneurysm repair utilization associated with disease prevalence

Endovascular aortic abdominal aneurysm repair utilization associated with disease prevalence

Gore launches new consumer website to serve as patient resource on AAA

Gore launches new consumer website to serve as patient resource on AAA

Internet cannot substitute for professional medical advice

Internet cannot substitute for professional medical advice

New clinical guidelines: Early diagnosis and treatment of TAD can save lives

New clinical guidelines: Early diagnosis and treatment of TAD can save lives